KINSMAN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The library will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Do not overstuff the curbside returns. Call for renewal.
Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults will be held June 1 to July 16. Registration will begin on Tuesday. Teens and children who register by June 7 will be entered into a drawing for a super soaker. This year Jungle Terry will be making an appearance with his wild animals. Kent State Trumbull's Children's Theater will perform "Casey at the Bat."
BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY
The library's Summer Reading Program begins June 9 and continues through July 21. "Ice Cream for Books!" is this year's theme for children ages three through 12th grade.
Participants will earn prize drawing tickets by reading and attending library programs. Each time participants check out, reads and return books from the library's collection, they will earn prize drawing tickets. Three library programs are offered and bonus prize drawing tickets will be awarded for attending.
Back this summer is the weekly prize drawing. Earn one weekly prize drawing ticket each time you visit the library Monday through Friday (one ticket per person, per day). Weekly prize winner will be notified the following Monday.
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, in observance of Memorial Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday. For information about library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.
Gloria Alden, local author of several mysteries for both children and adults, will be doing an author visit at the library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Book discussion - 6 p.m. on Thursday. The group will be reading "97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement" by Jane Ziegelman. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served.
Book Bites - 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, for students in grades 4 through 8. Participants are to bring along anything they are reading, share it with the group, find out what others are reading, and enjoy an afternoon snack. Register.
The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Kids in grades K-6 are invited to register for Garden Club. Help library staff prepare the garden for seeds and plants, and plant early seeds. Those participating will be working outside, so dress to work hard and get dirty. Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Program may be canceled in the event of bad weather. Call the library and register for the most up-to-date information.
The library's technology educator, Cynthia Casterline, will be teaching 90 minute classes on three Mondays and one Saturday each month. At 1 p.m. on May 31, Casterline will teach a class on "Online Job Searching." Learn the skills needed for today's job search, like attaching a resume to an email, filling out an online application, navigating job search sites, and more. Must have basic computer skills and an email address.
At 6 p.m. on June 2, Casterline will teach a class on "Microsoft Word Basics." Learn to use centering, italics, bold, spell-check, and more.
Summer Reading begins June 2. Kids: register any time the library is open, read at home, and check in once per week to receive your prize. Teens: earn one scratch-off ticket for each book you check out. Each one is a chance to win. Adults: write a review for each book you check out. Each one is a chance to win.
Get free seeds, free plants, and information about gardening at Seed to Table at 6 p.m. on June 3. Let the kids enjoy activities and fresh-made treats. Bring a perennial for a plant swap and take home something new. No registration is required. Program will be held outside.
Getting ready to enter into the Medicare system and still have some questions? At 6 p.m. on June 5, Shauna Tucker will be providing a free information session about the basic parts of Medicare and what they cover.